Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted that Man United will still continue to spend in the transfer market ahead of next season’s defense of their newly won Premier League crown, reports Sky
United, who secured their record 20th top flight title by beating Aston Villa at Old Trafford on Monday evening, will continue to bring in new talent in a bid to “kick on” from their recent success.
Club owners the Glazer family have reportedly already told Ferguson to start planning for next season, and have promised to back his judgment in the transfer market this summer.
Ferguson said: “Having spoken with the Glazer family, there is every intention to kick on.
“We possibly need two players. It depends. If a player came along who met our criteria we would push the boat out and get him, irrespective of how many players we have.”
Ferguson is thought to feel his United side won the title rather easily this year, but expects a tougher challenge next season, particularly if Jose Mourinho returns to the Chelsea hotseat when interim boss Rafael Benitez departs this summer.
Mourinho’s Chelsea set the current Premier League points record with 95 in the 2004-05 campaign, having beaten Ferguson’s own previous record of 92 in the second Premier League season, which consisted of 42 games.
However, should United win all of their remaining matches, that would give them a new record tally of 96, eclipsing Mourinho’s best by a single point.
“Chelsea will definitely be involved next season,” Ferguson added. “They have some good players and it looks likely Mourinho will be going there.
“I said last week I don’t mind winning the league in the last game of the season, but now we have won it with four games left, I look at it being one thing to win the league and another to do it by beating the record.
“Ninety-six points would be phenomenal. I don’t know if that could ever be beaten.”
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